Graduate Assistant

Job description

Ashfold is a leading independent prep school for approximately 260 boys and girls aged 3-13 years. The School is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the village of Dorton in the Buckinghamshire countryside, close to Thame. The School is a charitable trust managed by a board of Governors.

We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Assistant on a one year fixed term contract starting on 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022. The successful candidate will assist the Head of Boarding and teaching staff supervise children and associated activities in and around the School. This role can also be tailored to suit the skillset and interests of the successful candidate (e.g. sport, music, drama, art, and academic). 

Working with the boarding team, the successful candidates will help create a warm and welcoming environment for our older pupils who choose to board with us. Demonstrating their prowess on the Xbox, participating in the table football league, chatting over pizza and a DVD or simply making toast and muffins for pre-bedtime snacks, they will have a genuine understanding of the life of a boarder. The day-time curriculum will then enable the candidates to demonstrate their other natural skills and talents whether this be in the classroom or on the sports field, supporting teachers to deliver an exciting curriculum that engages the pupils and encourages them to aim high. Although not exclusive, these opportunities are ideally suited to those considering a career in education and/or sport.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to visit the School website to view the full recruitment documentation including Candidate Brochure and Application Form.  A fully completed Application Form should be emailed to the HR and Compliance Administrator, Miss Katie Sillence, at

Closing date: 9am on Monday 19 April 2021

Interview date: Friday 30 April 2021

We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date if we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicants.

Ashfold is committed to the protections and safety of its children and the successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Charity Number 272663.

Job Summary

Closing date:
Dorton, Buckinghamshire
Ashfold School
Dorton House
HP18 9NG